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Monday, June 29, 201506/29/2015

6/29/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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For Richard Matt, the end came on Friday, when he was gun downed while holding a shotgun. For his fellow escapee David Sweat, his at large status ended on Sunday afternoon, after he was spotted about 30 miles northwest of the prison, and was shot and wounded before he had a chance to disappear back into the woods. Sweat is now in critical condition in an Albany hospital. His capture concludes a three week manhunt since the two escaped an upstate New York prison using stolen power tools and hacksaw blades.

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Monday, June 29, 201506/29/2015

6/29/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

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Leading Republican lawmakers were not all ecstatic regarding the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage on Friday. Many expressed disappointment in the decision, but at the same time expressed sentiments that there was little to gain my trying to reverse things legislatively. Steve discusses whether the issue should be used to rally the base, or on the other hand, to widen the umbrella. Also, in the next couple of weeks, we’ve got more governors in the 2016 race. Jindal last week, and Christie, Walker, and Kasich to join the party shortly. Steve looks at their respective chances.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 29, 201506/29/2015

6/29/15 Steve Mistler

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Portland Press Herald’s own State House Bureau-Chief, Steve Mistelr joins Ken and Mike every Monday morning for this weekly podcast. The guys kick off this week by talking about the Governor getting national attention…

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Monday, June 29, 201506/29/2015

6/29/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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Greece’s five-year financial crisis took its most dramatic turn to date Sunday, with the cabinet deciding, after an 8-hour session, that Greek banks would remain shut for six working days and restrictions would be imposed on cash withdrawals. The Athens Stock Exchange would also not open on Monday, financial sector officials confirmed. Withdrawals from ATM with credit or cash cards will be capped at 60 euros ($66) daily. The crisis is expected to rock financial markets around the world, including here on Wall Street.

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Monday, June 29, 201506/29/2015

6/29/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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It could have been a disaster week, but last week saw all the legislative cards turning up aces for the White House…. He got his trade authority thru Congress, and the Supreme Court handed him victories on both his healthcare program, and on the same-sex marriage front, the latter resulting in celebrations around the country over the weekend. More battles lie ahead, including the ongoing Iranian nuke talks, which are nearing yet another deadline for progress. But right now President Obama appears to be firing on all cylinders.

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Monday, June 29, 201506/29/2015

6/29/15 First Take

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Ken and Mike kick off this week with the Prison escape ending, Gay marriage is now legal nationwide, Greece closes banks, LePage is silent, Manny Caulk leaving andTimothy Small dies after falling into fire pit…

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Friday, June 26, 201506/26/2015

6/26/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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3 weeks ago Friday morning, Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped from the Clinton Correctional facility in upstate NY. So far the only arrests have been in regards to the prison employees who helped them out. Including the most recent, with guard Gene Palmer admitting he did realize there were hacksaw blades and other tools in that hamburger meat he provided to the escapees, with the caveat he didn’t realize they were going to use them to break out. Otherwise, after a promising lead in finding DNA evidence in a different part of New York State, the trail of pursuit is cold once again.

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Friday, June 26, 201506/26/2015

6/26/15 Podcast Barak Richman

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President Obama with his big victory in the Supreme Court regarding his healthcare policy, seemingly ending any possibility of Obamacare being derailed by any legal action at this point. If its going to be upended, it would have to happen legislatively, and that seems somewhat unlikely at this point. Barak Richman of Duke specializes in heathcare policy. We had him when this case was first argued to the court, and he returns this morning to discuss the decision, the legal points made by each, and whether this in fact does put bring least a judicial end to the debate.

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Friday, June 26, 201506/26/2015

6/26/15 First Take

In Ken & Mike's First Take, Podcasts

Wrapping up this week, today’s topics include Lepage v. Eves and Lepage saying everyone should be shot, the Supreme Court and ACA, NY escapee update then Clinton emails and Bristol Palin pregnant again…

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Thursday, June 25, 201506/25/2015

6/25/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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In a startling turn, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rose to his feet and apologized to the victims and their loved ones for the first time Wednesday just before a judge formally sentenced him to death. “I am sorry for the lives that I’ve taken, for the suffering that I’ve caused you, for the damage that I’ve done — irreparable damage,” the 21-year-old college student said in his Russian accent, breaking more than two years of public silence. To the victims, he said: “I pray for your relief, for your healing.” The apology came after Tsarnaev listened impassively for about three hours as a procession of victims and their loved ones lashed out at him for his “cowardly” and “disgusting” acts.

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Maine Governor Objects 2 National Monument Proposals

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Maine's governor has written to President Barack Obama and the state's congressional delegation to oppose two national monument proposals in the state.

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Wardens ID Young Swimmer Found Dead in Mattawamkeag River

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Maine wardens have identified the youngster who died in the Mattawamkeag River in Penobscot County.

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Police: Maine Man Dies from Apparent Drowning in China Lake

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Police say a 74-year-old man died from apparent drowning in China Lake in front of a family member's property over the weekend.

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Arctic chills, messy energy politics await Obama in Alaska

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Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama as he begins his historic trip to Alaska.

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As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled

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Overall scores are higher than expected, though below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.

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U.S. considering sanctions over Chinese cyber theft

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Suspicions that Chinese hackers were behind a series of data breaches in the United States have been an irritant in relations between the world's two largest economies.

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Better forecasts may help avert repeat of Katrina disaster

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The science of predicting hurricanes has come a long way since Katrina caught New Orleans officials off guard 10 years ago.